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The above graph displays service status activity for Jstor.org over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
13:473.29 ms. 
19:563.33 ms.
01:5711.25 ms. 
08:063.28 ms.
15:053.33 ms. 
21:153.91 ms.
03:173.35 ms. 
06:013.29 ms.
12:1511.42 ms. 
18:233.26 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT -7)  |  Current server time is 19:53

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Having Problems with Accessing Jstor.org?
Tara McNaughton · 5 March 2014 - 05:52

I keep getting sent to a survey and can never get back to the article I'm trying to reference. This is only for jstor. I completed the survey to get through but can never get to the articles!

Nancy Egan Sharma · 20 May 2013 - 14:52

Getting server too busy when I try to log in.

Jennifer Collins · 7 April 2013 - 12:59

I am also getting the message that the server is too busy. Which is a problem because I need this article. ono

Valerie Adrian · 7 April 2013 - 12:18

I am getting the message that the server is too busy when I search through my library. I can access JSTOR fine through its website, but I don't have free access to articles. I have tried Chrome and Firefox, same result

Matt Benjamin Wedlake · 15 January 2013 - 10:11

I'm able to connect with every other normal website except JSTOR, I've never had this problem before.

The connection has timed out. The server at www.jstor.org is taking too long to respond. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection. If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

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